Table of contents
- What ingredients go into this cocktail?
- This cocktail is a delicious twist on a Tom Collins
- How does this drink come together?
- Looking for other tasty cocktails?
- This cocktail makes good use of a couple of other recipes I've shared with you before
- What equipment should you have on hand to make this drink?
- Pin this recipe for later!
This Limoncello Gin Collins is fizzy and refreshing, with a prominent lemon flavor. Minty simple syrup helps to balance out the tartness of the lemon juice and limoncello.
In short: this drink is exactly what you want on a hot day.
What ingredients go into this cocktail?
- Limoncello: You can pick some up at the liquor store OR you can make your own. I definitely recommend making my sous vide limoncello.
- Gin: Use whatever gin you like.
- Lemon juice: Freshly squeezed, please.
- Mint simple syrup: For this, you'll start out by making some homemade simple syrup and finish it off by infusing some fresh mint into it.
- Club soda: Regular old store bought club soda will do ya.
- Garnishes: These are optional BUT highly recommended. Adding some lemon wheels and mint sprigs really gives this drink a little extra *something*.
This cocktail is a delicious twist on a Tom Collins
A Tom Collins is a cocktail made from gin, lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water. This Limoncello Gin Collins adds ... you guessed it ... limoncello to the mix.
You can use store bought limoncello in this recipe, but I'm a big fan of using homemade. I shared a recipe for Sous Vide Limoncello with you all not that long ago. Super easy, super delicious. And if you're in the market for a sous vide/immersion circulator, let me recommend this one.
Of course, if you don't have a sous vide (get one, you won't regret it), you can make limoncello the old fashioned way. Or buy it. Whatever.
How does this drink come together?
Start out by filling a Collins glass with ice. Yes, I know that the glasses in the pictures are stemless wine glasses. Our tall cocktail glasses recently broke in the dishwasher.
So I'm working with what I've got.
Add the limoncello, gin, lemon juice, and mint simple syrup to the glass. Top all of this with a bit of club soda.
Next, stir gently with a bar spoon. Garnishes are optional, but I think that this drink looks awfully pretty with a bit of fresh mint and a lemon wheel or two. Feel free to tuck those lemon wheels right down into the drink.
I haven't tried it just yet, but I do believe that this drink could be made in a large batch. Very convenient for parties and whatnot.
Looking for other tasty cocktails?
In keeping with a gin theme, how about a Festive Cranberry Gin and Tonic? I've also got a Holiday Gin Moscow Mule.
I also shared a Strawberry Basil Vodka Collins not long ago! And let's not forget about my (imho) amazing Limoncello Martinis! They make great use of my homemade limoncello, too.
This cocktail makes good use of a couple of other recipes I've shared with you before
First, you're gonna want to make some mint simple syrup. I showed you a plain simple syrup before. It's endlessly versatile. I've also talked about how to make a mint simple syrup here in this Derby Cup Cocktail.
And, of course, limoncello is the star of the show here. Check out my Sous Vide Limoncello recipe. It's so delicious and easy to make that you'd be a fool to use store bought.
Limoncello Gin Collins
- 2 oz limoncello
- 1.5 oz gin
- 1.5 oz lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 1 oz mint simple syrup see notes
- 2 oz club soda
- sprig of fresh mint and lemon wheels for garnish
- Add the limoncello, gin, lemon juice, and mint simple syrup to a tall glass with ice.
- Top with club soda. Stir gently with a bar spoon.
- Garnish with lemon wheels and fresh mint.
- To make the mint simple syrup, follow the instructions for making plain Simple Syrup. The only change you'll make is to add a big bunch of mint leaves once you remove the simple syrup from the heat. Allow it to cool and strain the mint leaves out.
- I really like to use Conniption American Dry Gin from Durham Distillery. They're local to me, and the gin is fabulous.
Disclaimer: Nutritional information is a generated estimate and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
What equipment should you have on hand to make this drink?
- Collins Glasses
- Bar spoons for gently mixing
- Jigger for measuring booze
- Paper straws (not mandatory, but super cute)
- A citrus juicer (I seriously get so much use out of this thing)
Very good -- I think next time I'm gonna do without the simple syrup because I like my cocktails a little dryer and with the simple syrup it's dangerously easy to drink fast!
This was fabulous - super zesty and too easy to drink, a few of these will definitely have you well on your way 😉 !!!
So glad that you liked it!! And yes, I agree with you 100%. They're a little *too* tasty 😉
Loving drinking this outside after a long day of errands and house work. Had a bottle of lemon cello I had gotten as a gift and I have had no idea what to do with. This is perfect. I didn’t have freshman but I randomly had dried mint and added that to the simple syrup and strained it and it’s really good.
BOOM! I'm a former bartender and this is my hands-down favorite innovation of 2021 so far! Super delish! I'll be drinking this all summer and as soon as I let them try it, so will all my guests! I used Suntory Roku gin; it's not too expensive an upgrade and uses Japanese herbals that give it a lovely flavor. I also mixed some fresh basil with fresh mint and muddled it mojito-style with the sugar in the bottom of the shaker instead of the simple syrup since I didn't have any on hand. The limoncello gives the drink a beautiful color. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
So so glad to hear that you liked this cocktail! The addition of basil and mint sounds lovely.
VERY tasty. I used lime flavored Le Croix (cuz that's what I had on hand) and it was super yummy.
Thank you Lauren!! this cocktail has changed my life.
Hey, it's what I'm here for 😉
Loved the recipe. I had a bottle of limoncello that I wanted to use in a cocktail featuring gin or vodka. I used "Malfy Con Limone" gin, which is an Italian gin infused with lemon. I think it was perfect for this cocktail. And, I personalized the name of this cocktail when I made it tonight for my special lady: I call it a "My Darling Lemon Time," which of course must be sung to the tune of .....
Hi, Wayne. So glad that you liked it!! And so glad that you could make it your own. Cheers!
This drink is plenty yummy. Reminds me of 7up.
But this mint infused simple syrup is going to change my world. I have a mint garden just for drinks. (especially mint juleps during the Kentucky Derby.
Hi, Sandy. I'm so glad that you like the drink!! And YES I totally agree about the mint simple syrup. I like your style and your cocktail mint garden 😉
Beautiful. I used Lime juice in place of lemon.
So glad that you enjoyed it!